EcoKids

Ecokids is a programme of exciting and fun crafts, games and activities for children between the ages 3-8 and their parents/guardians.

Sessions usually include some form of craft activity using recycled materials (true Blue Peter style!), related games and activities and if the sun is shining we might go out into the Ecocentre garden or Victoria Common for an explore or a  mini beast safari.

We are not running any regular Ecokids sessions at the moment but talk to us if you would like to bring your group to the Ecocentre, or would like us to deliver to your community centre, school, nursery.

As part of Ecokids, we are delighted to introduce our new programme of environmental, crafty sessions for primary school aged children, Mini-Craftivists Club.

Mini-Craftivists Club is running in autumn 2018 with the after-school club at Masefield Well-Being Hub. During 12 weeks, children are learning about environmental issues through environmental art and craftivism, choosing a global or local issue they care about and, with the help of an artist, creating their own art to raise awareness about their chosen issue. Alongside children have the opportunity to learn more about environmental artists and Land Art artists, take part in related art activities, share their journey at a final exhibition and complete their Arts Award Discover or Explore level.

The whole programme helps young children understand some complex environmental issues and how art can influence our decisions.

We can tailor our Mini-Craftivists Club to your school/group’s needs, please contact us using the details at the end of the page to discuss how we can work together.

Ecotots

Ecotots is ecobirmingham’s programme of 8 outdoor sessions with toddlers and pre-schoolers,  introducing gardening to little fingers and including plenty of sensory experiences. Children will learn how to grow their own food, encouraging healthy eating and lots of physical activities while learning about their environment through fun games.

We can deliver the sessions at nurseries’own settings and/or at our several community gardens. The initial programme contains 8 x 1 hour sessions for a maximum of 10 children per session.

In 2018 we are also working in partnership with the Friends of Masefield Garden and delivering FREE one-off sessions for toddlers and their families, see below for dates and location. The 1-hour sessions will contain a mix of fun gardening activities &  games themed around a children’s book. All materials and tools will be provided.

We are delighted to have been working with the Little Nippers playgroup in recent years. We started with re-purposing their old sandpit into an exciting bugs’ village with plenty of colourful homes for creepy crawlies and continued with some seed sowing and planting seedlings.

Current Sessions

Dates & Locations

We don’t have any current Ecotots sessions but feel free to visit Masefield community garden with your children on the garden’s open days, every Wednesdays/Saturdays between 10am – 2pm.

 

 

Masefield Community Garden is located on Lindsey Avenue, off Bunbury Rd, B31 2DT.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information and to find out how we can help you, contact us on

learning@ecobirmingham.com or 0121 4480119

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